Return to the incident list: Incident List

Pilot struck by his prop after accidental throttle

PPG Type:
Type of Injury:

Pilot Details

Age:
Weight:
Gender:
Highest rating held at the time of the incident:
Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand:
Model: n/a
Size:
Paramotor Frame: not reported, cameleon throttle with

Incident Details

February 4, 2019
Location of the incident:
,
Type of Incident
:

Reported by another pilot.

Instructor pilot had started the motor and was warming it up while standing in front of it. He was using a “finger throttle”.

At some point he inadvertently throttled up enough that the motor lurched forward and pushed into his shoulder causing the prop strike. It was difficult to get away from the motor because he couldn’t get his hand out of the throttle since the strap is velcroed around the pilot’s wrist.

Flight Window:
Wind Speed:
Type:
Phase of Flight:
Type of Injury:
Collateral Damage:
Analysis of the incident (additional input by the incident investigation team):

Photos (if available):
Video (if available):

Return to the incident list: Incident List

TOP